A Congolese-Belgian woman made history by becoming the first woman to deliver a baby following a transplant of her own ovarian tissue.
When the woman was 11, she was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, which required chemotherapy. In an effort to give her a chance to eventually have a family, doctors removed the woman’s right ovary when she was 13 and froze fragments of the tissue.
Years later, doctors transplanted the thawed tissue and the woman became pregnant. In November 2014, she delivered a healthy baby boy.
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